A collection of features, articles and news about the world of amateur dramatics and the people within it. If there's something you'd like to see featured or if you want to submit an article yourself, then please contact Jane.
Verity Taster looks back at her Edinburgh Festival 2016 experience.
And so we wave goodbye to the city of the festival for another year.
We stayed at wonderful Linwater , a tram ride away from the most beautiful shopping street in the world, with the castle on the crag and Princes St gardens beckoning, and the National Gallery- Edinburgh puts culture and history and Art above all else.
My companions were Sasquatch and his Carer, and delightful company they were.
Please check posts made between 8th and 22nd August
Woodfield Entertainers based in Surrey are performing Alice in Wonderland
Andy Wilkins reviews Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch’s Community Group’s production of Our House
Read Paul’s story
John rounds off his adventure with A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Play For The Nation
The second in a two part article about lighting your production
Dancing Backwards is a new one act play by Alison Chaplin
It’s not until you need it that you realise just now important lighting is for enhancing a performance. For many people in theatre, lighting can often be an afterthought however it really can make or break a performance. Simply understanding the basics of lighting i.e. how it can set a certain mood, amplify the emotion and highlight certain elements of a performance can often be as important as finding the perfect cast and writing the script.
Whether you are new to lighting and looking to gain experience as well as a better understanding of the theatre industry as a whole, or if you are thinking of transitioning into a role where you have to use lighting in a professional capacity PG Stage have created this two part guide to impart their lighting wisdom on a sometimes forgotten about aspect on theatre.
The Lichfield Players based in Staffordshire are performing Cheshire Cats